Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Home from Scotland!

I'm back from Scotland and excited to be back home and teaching my students. In the next few days, I'll be posting some more photos and stories from my trip, but in the meantime check out the list of some of my competitive achievements this year.

-42 top-six placings in solo competition, including 20 firsts and seconds.
-1st Place Open 'A' Piobaireachd Cowal Highland Gathering (The Glen Caladh Trophy) [first American Winner]
-1st Place United States Gold Medal Piping Championship [first two-time winner]
-1st Place Open Strathspey & Reel Birnam Highland Games
-1st Place Overall Points at Birnam Highland Games
-1st Place Open Strathspey & Reel Glenisla Highland Games
-1st Place Overall Glenisla Highland Games (P/M James McGregor Glenisla Challenge Trophy for Piper of the Day)
-1st Place Open Marches at Invergordon Highland Games
-1st Place Open Strathspey and Reel at Invergordon Highland Games
-1st Place Overall at Invergordon Highland Games
-1st Place Hornpipe & Jig at R.U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Championships
-1st Place Overall at R.U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Championships

2 comments:

Doug Walton said...

Jori - just an astonishing set of results, and the fact that they came in a single year! Way to go!

Sam G. said...

You are a piping daemon! A fantastic accomplishment but no surprise to your fans. More and better to come we are all sure.